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Teacher Accused of Having Sexual Relationship With High School Student

Detectives believe there may be more victims.

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San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner's Department

A 51-year-old teacher from Barstow was arrested in connection with having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student at Barstow High School, officials said.

Katherine O'Neill, was arrested Friday after San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a suspected inappropriate relationship between a teacher and a student at Barstow High School, officials said.

The suspect, who has been on administrative leave since October, is accused of exchanging explicit text messages with the minor which contained obscene matter, San Bernardino County Sheriff's officials said in a news release.

Detectives believe there may be additional victims and encouraged anyone with information to contact the Specialized Investigation Division, Crimes Against Children Detail, Deputy Gerania Navarro (909) 387-3615 or Detective Brian Grimm (760) 256-4838.

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